Health Psychology Faculty

The following faculty will be taking thesis students for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Dr. Janke
  • Dr. Moelter
  • Dr. Sautter
  • Dr. Rajan

Health Psychology Graduate Faculty List

E. Amy Janke, PhD
E. Amy Janke PhD

Director, Master's Program in Health Psychology

Associate Professor of Psychology

e [dot] janke [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8517

Dr. Janke's research targets the intersection of health behaviors, psychosocial risk factors, and chronic disease with a recent focus in the area of pain and obesity. Pain is a common problem that rarely presents itself in isolation. Individuals...
Stephen Moelter PhD

Director, Undergraduate Program in Psychology

Director, University Honors Program

Associate Professor of Psychology

s [dot] moelte [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7534

Dr. Moelter has been studying brain function and dysfunction since 1991 when he was an undergraduate research assistant in a visual neuroscience laboratory at Penn State University.  Dr. Moelter earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Drexel...
Claudia F. Parvanta PhD

Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

c [dot] parvan [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8920

Dr. Parvanta’s research contributes to effective communication in public health and health care settings. She welcomes students from any program who want to use qualitative methods, or focus on health behavior, in their research. She teaches...
Vinaya Rajan
Vinaya Rajan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

v [dot] rajan [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-8588

Dr. Rajan’s research focuses on early childhood cognitive and brain development. One line of her research examines the development of episodic memory, which involves the ability to recall events from a specific time and place. Another line of...
Jessica M. Sautter PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Sociology

j [dot] sautter [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.895.1136

Dr. Sautter’s research and teaching interests focus on demographic and psychosocial approaches to health and aging, with applications in health policy, health services research, and advanced quantitative methods.  Her research examines...